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    I have had one of each, but even my easy baby had/has difficult moments. No baby is happy and content and easy 100% of the time, anyone who says/implies otherwise is lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samar81 View Post
    Im sick of knowing about mums with easy babies!!! 2 of my friends have bubs close to DDs age and all i've heard is howeasy they were to feed,havnt had to deal with colic/reflux, learned to self settle themselves and started sleeping through the night at a young age...all the while i've had to deal with poor weight gain,colic, reflux, extremy hard to put to sleep and still waking 1-2hrly at night !!
    I HATE this !!! i've stopped talking to both friends for the time being as its making me depressed and stressed out hearing about their ''easy'' babies. just feel cheated that i cant enjoy my mum time like they have due to constant crying and exhaustion...
    you can talk to me I know exactly where you are coming from!!!

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    As with others - my "hard" baby is the easiest of children now and my "easy" baby is a whirlwind you cant turn your back on!

    Take heart - these phases pass!

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    Yea I've got an easy 1yr old baby, can already tell shes going to have attitude by the age of 2 tho!
    However, I do get annoyed that ppl try and make me feel guilty for having such a good baby. I try not to "rub it in" because I know I prob wldnt handle a difficult baby. And no I'm not full of BS when I say she was sleeping thru from 6wks, self settles 99% of the time, etc. But yes I've been thru tough times with her - bad reflux early on, witching hr from 3-5pm everyday for the first 3mths.
    And I really detest being told my next one is going to be horrible as a baby. Yea thanks for that.
    Why can't us mums just be happy and supportive of each other. U hear someone is "lucky" and has a "good" baby then support them, maybe even joke with them and ask "what's ur secret?"
    I have plenty of mummy friends who have had a hard trott with tired, sick babies but not once have they condemned me for having a good one. We support each other thru it all, no matter what. I don't rub it in and they don't begrudge me for my good fortune.
    Mums need to stick together!!!

    Ps I'll get off my highhorse now


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    Quote Originally Posted by samar81 View Post
    Im sick of knowing about mums with easy babies!!! 2 of my friends have bubs close to DDs age and all i've heard is howeasy they were to feed,havnt had to deal with colic/reflux, learned to self settle themselves and started sleeping through the night at a young age...all the while i've had to deal with poor weight gain,colic, reflux, extremy hard to put to sleep and still waking 1-2hrly at night !!
    I HATE this !!! i've stopped talking to both friends for the time being as its making me depressed and stressed out hearing about their ''easy'' babies. just feel cheated that i cant enjoy my mum time like they have due to constant crying and exhaustion...
    I know exactly how you feel. My 19 month old DD, STILL doesn't sleep through. I have had to deal with reflux, chronic recurrent Tonsillitis (every 2 weeks [one week on, one week off] for 13 months until her op)

    Difficult with feeding, attachment issues when she was born. And the pregnancy, labour and birth with her was beyond perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better first birth... It changed the moment she took her first breath.

    it is really frustrating when people keep on about how "perfect" their frikkin kids are. "OK! We get it! You have the most perfect and awesome kid ever. Now shut up!"

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    my easy baby slept through from birth -1, then started waking hourly
    now im the tired mum at playgroup

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppyseed View Post
    Yea I've got an easy 1yr old baby, can already tell shes going to have attitude by the age of 2 tho!
    However, I do get annoyed that ppl try and make me feel guilty for having such a good baby. I try not to "rub it in" because I know I prob wldnt handle a difficult baby. And no I'm not full of BS when I say she was sleeping thru from 6wks, self settles 99% of the time, etc. But yes I've been thru tough times with her - bad reflux early on, witching hr from 3-5pm everyday for the first 3mths.
    And I really detest being told my next one is going to be horrible as a baby. Yea thanks for that.
    Why can't us mums just be happy and supportive of each other. U hear someone is "lucky" and has a "good" baby then support them, maybe even joke with them and ask "what's ur secret?"
    I have plenty of mummy friends who have had a hard trott with tired, sick babies but not once have they condemned me for having a good one. We support each other thru it all, no matter what. I don't rub it in and they don't begrudge me for my good fortune.
    Mums need to stick together!!!

    Ps I'll get off my highhorse now


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    DD1 was a hard baby and a now a hard toddler.
    DD2 was easy to start with (i was shocked at how placid and gentle she was and how much she slept in the early days) but it's gotten less easy with age.

    When i hear people talk about their easy babies that sleep so well and never cry or have tantrums i do feel like crud - why them and not me?
    I suspect that with most they are just accentuating the positive and playing it up to sound good - they probably have lots of hard days but those are not the days they talk about

    I have to admit when people have really cruisey first babies and brag about it constantly i kind of wish for their next baby to be hard

    OP - it will get easier

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    I know how you feel... DD screams no matter where we are.. she hates her pram, hates her car seat (I've just bought a hugabub and praying that works!!)

    I don't know how old your DD is but I'm hanging onto the whole "settling down at 12 weeks" bizzo to keep me going during her 2hr wakes at night!!


    Vent away here, the ones that are posting that do have the easy babies should whinge in their own thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I felt like I wasn't a "real Mum," when talking to other mothers when DD was young. She was far easier to deal with than expected, and never had any issues that required attention. Other mothers often did a, "Oh, well what would you know then?" thing, that made me feel like I was somehow not worthy of the mother title.

    Babies can be easy, babies can be hard... I honestly think it's just luck of the draw (rather than being some fantastic super-mum... cos I'm certainly not that! lol) and it's why I'm terrified to have another.

    Don't worry, your next baby could the easy one, and your friends could get hte world's most difficult babies to deal with.
    I felt the same way. It also depends on how you define easy.

    I had a full on baby who did not nap. In fact, she was on the boob every 60 to 90 minutes to give me 5 minutes to sit down. But she wasn't a screamer and she slept at night. Many people were seemingly jealous of her sleeping at night but an equal amount were happy they did not have a full on baby with no day sleeps who was attached to me often.


 

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